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The Pros and Cons of Advocacy in Lockdown

From the day that Lockdown was announced, ‘Remote Hearings’ became the default position.  However, from 11th May, Leeds Crown Court began listing face-to-face bail, PTPH cases and committal for sentences.     

There are now a variety of ways that solicitors and barristers can appear in court, on the North Eastern Circuit, but what are the pros and cons?

Glenn Parsons obtains conviction in one punch GBH trial

Glenn Parsons obtains conviction against a defendant who had previously punched a man to death. The 41 year old defendant, Paul Thompson had pursued the victim’s friend out of a pub in Driffield following a minor altercation.